SC politics: U.S. Sen. Tim Scott draws primary opponent

March 29, 2014 

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott draws primary opponent

Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of North Charleston now has a primary opponent in June.

Randall Young of Greenville filed papers Thursday to enter the race.

Young could not immediately be reached for comment. His filing papers had only a Greenville post office box and listed only a cellphone that was not a working number.

Another Democrat also has entered the Senate race. Former York County councilman Sidney Moore filed Thursday. He will face Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson in the June Democratic primary.

Scott of North Charleston was appointed to the Senate seat in late 2012 to fill the unexpired term of U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint who resigned to head a conservative think tank. Scott had been the U.S. representative in South Carolina’s 1st District.

Friday’s primary filings in Richland, Lexington counties

Filing ends Sunday for the June 10 primary election. Previous filings at www.thestate. com/politics

Richland County treasurer: Joe McEachern II (D)

SC House 74: J Todd Rutherford* (D), Donna McGreevy (American)

SC House 69: Robert Lewis Vanlue (D)

Fifth Circuit Solicitor: Dan Johnson* (D)

* Denotes incumbent

Associated Press and State staff contributed

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